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Child Support

Every parent's duty is to financially support his or her child until that child attains the age of 18. The duty may terminate later when the child completes the 12th grade or attains the age of 19, whichever occurs first, provided the minor is an unmarried 18-year old child, full-time high school student and not self-supporting. The parties may make an agreement for the payment of child support.  The actual amount of child support is determined in California by reference to a guideline formula.